What did you do in your garden today?

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DS14 and I are still clearing the garden from not being used this year. We hoed and pulled crabgrass from the "done" section, and started pulling another section of tall weeds. I hope we get through it all before the ground freezes.

DS14 collected some jackhammer radish seeds to save for next year.

I ordered more seeds, and am reading a book about small-scale organic grain production.
 

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Bindweed sounds awful!

Crabgrass isnt too bad, IMO. Just gotta hoe the green tips off until the roots run out of energy and die.

If only I had a way to keep it from creeping in from the edges... my garden is surrounded by crabgrass.
 

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I have done very little in my garden lately- just picking things that were wrecked by frost and giving them to the pigs… hopefully we’ll have a volunteer garden in the current pig pen next year!
 

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smothering crab grass and controlling the edges as much as possible. IMO it is more work to take care of a bunch of small isolated gardens with a lot of edges vs. a larger garden where you can plant your patches of things within it.

cardboard layers and barriers along edges will help keep things from creeping in. lawn-mower-spray is often one way that a garden edge can get messed up and made worse. figuring out how to reduce that can help a lot.
 

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yesterday i got part of a garden ready for winter. it will take a few more rounds to get that whole garden finished before i can move on to the next areas (inside the fence). i spent a lot of time the past few weeks making sure the North Garden was reshaped and terraced and transplanted a lot of Creeping Thyme, but i didn't know that we were going to have so much rainy weather so thems the breaks... it will all get done one way or another before next spring planting season. if i have to wait until spring to get some things done that's just how it can go.

rain again today and last night. appts tomorrow and Wed so i won't get back outside until Thursday and hope by then it is dry enough to make more progress. will be using mud shoes anyways as usual.

inside work, shelling beans, i have two box flats to finish up and some odds and ends and that will be it for this season unless i find more outside to pick that hasn't rotted, but i think my chances of that are slim to none about now.
 
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